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Florida’s New Paternity Law

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In most states, when two people share a child, but aren’t married, the father must typically file a paternity action followed by separate custody proceedings in order to obtain parental rights.  Until a recent change in the law, Florida numbered itself among these states. Since July, however, Florida residents have been governed by a… Read More »

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The Benefits Of Establishing Paternity

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Having a child can be a wonderful experience. It can also, however, come with legal complications when the parties aren’t married, or when one of the parents is resisting the establishment of  paternity. Disputes, for instance, can arise regarding rights to child support and visitation when paternity has not yet been established. Taking this… Read More »

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Top Paternity Questions

By Cairns Law |

There are a lot of benefits to establishing paternity, as it helps protect the rights of visitation and support and can play a crucial role in the development of a parent-child bond. Unfortunately, establishing paternity of a child isn’t always easy, especially when one of the parents is resistant, so if you have questions… Read More »

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Adding A Father To A Child’s Birth Certificate

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The easiest way for unmarried parents to include a father’s name on a child’s birth certificate is to do so at the time of the child’s birth. This, however, is not always possible, whether due to the fact that the father was not present at the birth or because he did not know he… Read More »

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Florida’s Putative Father Registry

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Biological mothers have automatic legal rights upon the birth of their children, regardless of their marital status. This is not true for biological fathers, who, unlike mothers, lack legal rights to visitation, or to make decisions on their child’s behalf unless they take certain steps before or upon the child’s birth. Fortunately, in Florida,… Read More »

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Contesting Paternity In Florida

By Cairns Law |

Establishing paternity of a child can have a number of benefits if the man in question is actually a child’s father or wants to fill that role. If, however, facts come to light that put a man’s fatherhood into question, he may find himself in the position of contesting paternity. Also known as the… Read More »

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How Accurate Are Paternity Tests?

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When it comes to establishing the identity of a child’s biological father, DNA tests are one of the most popular and reliable methods of proving paternity. For this reason, courts regularly rely on these kinds of tests when paternity is contested, so it’s a good idea for those who are involved in paternity-related litigation,… Read More »

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The Consequences of Failing to Take a DNA Test in a Florida Paternity Case

By Cairns Law |

There are a few different ways to establish paternity in Florida. The method that a person uses, however, will largely depend on the specific circumstances of the case. If a father wants to establish paternity, for instance, he can voluntarily do so by completing the proper forms at the child’s birth. If this isn’t… Read More »

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Your 5 Options for Establishing Paternity

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Parentage can be complicated for fathers, who often face more uncertainty when it comes to establishing whether they are the biological parent of a child. Because the personal and legal ramifications of being a parent are so important, Florida law provides fathers with a number of different options for establishing paternity of a child…. Read More »

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